The EAD upgrades:
- enable data temporality
- give enhanced data quality
- allow users to transition to a more recent aeronautical information exchange format, AIXM 5.1.
Connectivity has also been improved in the 12th release by moving the technical and operational centres to NewPENS – an ultra-resilient network spearheaded by EUROCONTROL. This move promises to strengthen the reliability and fortify the security of aviation data flows.